Did a 13.33 mile run in 2:26 hours age pace of 11:02/mile which put this weeks miles at 33 for the week. Less then I planed but good due to my work schedule. I don’t know why but after my 13 mile run yesterday my legs felt so tired and this morning I’m fatigued. I don’t get it. Normally I don’t feel this way, even after my 20 mile run I felt better then this. Thinking about it, maybe the new stretching routine my doctor has me doing has something to do with it; doubt it but it’s the only thing I changed. Oh well at least today is rest day.
I tried NUUN TRI-BERRY and I have to honestly tell you that it’s the most awful tasking stuff I’ve yet to try and I swear it made me more thirsty during my run.
Besides the short post about my daughter, this is the first chance that I’ve had to write since my Physical appointment with my doctor. I’ve been absolutely buried at work and brain dead by the time I get home.
Surprisingly, she was less worried and bothered by my LDL than I was! I was the one who brought it up and so she talked to me about it and when over my diet. I was eating right and wrong at the same time you see I eat allot of chicken but I only like the dark meat and that’s where part of my problem is. So now I’ll be cutting out more of the red meat and nearly eliminate the dark meat (except on Thanksgiving) from my diet. This should get me back in check.
She also started asking questions about my running, because my glucose levels are in the normal range but elevated reading 100. She said with the amount of running I’m doing she would expect it to be in the 80’s. Did you know that you can run too much causing you glucose levels to elevate? I didn’t. Because I’ve cranked up my mileage and am only taking one rest day my body isn’t processing the sugars correctly, I can’t recall the whole expiation but, she told me that from now on I’m to take every fourth day as a ‘active’ rest day I can hike, bike, walk and just rest. She also said the GEL packs could be contributing to the issue so I need to use them sparingly and would rather I look into a nutrition plan for running.
When she was checking me out she said that my hamstrings were too tight. She had me get into the contorted position while laying on my side to test the flexibility and then showed me where I am and where I should be in the flexibility scale. So she gave me some stretching routines she wants me to do prior to and after my runs. I told her that I use a foam roller and while she said those are good she suggested that I purchase a muscle roller stick because I can get much deeper results with it than a roller; she also taught me how to use the roller as well. Cool.
What she was not happy about is the run that I’m doing in January 2016. She feels running a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and then a Full Marathon in a four day period is just too much. She said the 5K though Half should be okay but dropping a marathon at the end was a little much, especially since I have never ran a marathon. She had a number of concerns and I told her if she said for me not to run the Marathon I would not; she responded, that she wouldn’t tell me not to run it but If I do, I need to listen to my body and know when to stop. She said there is really no payoff from beating up my body doing those consecutive races since the whole reason I started running in the first place was to stay healthy. She said it’s not going to help if your body suffers so much damage that you can’t run for awhile. She has a point; but I’m an addict and she knows it; I have this crazy desire to push the limits of my body – I don’t know what’s wrong with me.
I didn’t tell he I was considering an Ultra after this LOL, I didn’t want to get yelled at; I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.
I got the thumbs up on pretty much everything with my labs and physical and to my surprise and joy; I didn’t have to suffer the finger treatment this time. Boy was I happy and so was my man cave.